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The Stafford London

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Brighton, England
Reviewed 4 January 2016

Is this place the best kept secret in London? From the phonecall to book a room for a surprise "big birthday" stay for my husband, through to the stay itself, right to check out, I can't think of anything but excellent comments for The Stafford. We had stayed before, decades ago, and loved the experience then - a real treat...

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StaffordLondonHotel, General Manager at The Stafford London, responded to this review

Dear Sussextraveller040 Thank you for kind review following your recent stay at The Stafford. I am delighted that we helped to make your husband's special birthday a most memorable occasion. We very much look forward to welcoming you both back for the next birthday, if not before! Kind regards Stuart

Brighton, Colorado
Reviewed 3 January 2016

We stayed here for 2 nights. It was elegant and quiet. The neighborhood rolls up the sidewalks at night, the hotel is on a hidden back lane. We were in 416, a junior suite with a view of the top of the London Eye at night. The American Bar is a quiet place for a sandwich or a drink. The...

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StaffordLondonHotel, General Manager at The Stafford London, responded to this review

Dear LeftPinky Thank you for your lovely review and invaluable feedback following your recent stay at The Stafford. I am delighted that you had an enjoyable stay and only hope that you will reconsider your decision to return, as we would love to welcome you. Kind regards Stuart

Harpenden, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 January 2016 via mobile

We visited the Stafford for drinks after a lunch at the nearby Quagkino's. There was 10 of us and we had 3 rounds of drinks. The courtyard where we sat was lovely, quaint, quiet and decorated beautifully with lit Christmas trees. We drank the house bitter which was gorgeous. As we only drank I can only offer my recommendation on...

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StaffordLondonHotel, General Manager at The Stafford London, responded to this review

Dear CarlHarpenden Thank you for your lovely review and invaluable feedback following your recent visit to The Stafford. I am delighted that you and your party enjoyed your Stafford experience and sincerely hope that we will have the pleasure of welcoming you and your wife back for luncheon during 2016. Kind regards Stuart

barnstaple, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 January 2016

The Stafford has reclaimed its former elegance and hospitality! It had a bad time in the 1990's, but is now a very enjoyable small hotel located in the heart of the west end. Highly recommended! It's dining room is quiet and elegant, and the food is good, although not excellent. The front desk is very helpful, and always willing to...

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StaffordLondonHotel, General Manager at The Stafford London, responded to this review

Dear Jonathan B Thank you for your lovely review and invaluable feedback following your recent stay in your favourite room here at The Stafford. I sincerely hope that we will have the pleasure of welcoming you home again soon. Kind regards Stuart

Bengaluru, India
Reviewed 31 December 2015

I checked into the Stafford after quite literally running a 10K at midnight, clubbing, packing, catching a 6am flight with the children from Bangalore, India and arriving in London without hotel reservation. My requirements were simple: give me a suite with a separate bedroom, comfortable pillows, and let me sleep. Please. The Stafford picked us up in a swank grey...

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Dear HotPinkBlr Thank you for your lovely review and invaluable feedback following your brief stay at The Stafford. I am delighted that you and your children enjoyed yourselves and we look forward to welcoming you home again for a longer period next time! Kind regards Stuart

Lake Bluff, United States
Reviewed 29 December 2015

We just returned from a wonderful week long trip to London where we spent Christmas at the Stafford! Stay here if you want a 5 star hotel that is steeped in history (steps from the St. James Palace and Buckingham Palace, cigar shop where Kings and Sir Winston Churchill purchased their cigars, etc.) and also very well maintained and elegant....

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Dear Christopher And...S Thank you for your lovely review and invaluable feedback. I am delighted that you enjoyed your Christmas at The Stafford and hope that we will have the pleasure of welcoming you again next Christmas if not before. Kind regards Stuart

Hartford, Connecticut
Reviewed 29 December 2015

Probably the finest overall home away from home for Christmas that you could ever find! The entire staff from the GM to Housekeeping was focused on making the stay outstanding. The rooms, restaurants and overall hotel exceeded our very high expectations. My family and I (eight altogether) had an incredible time with no complaints!

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StaffordLondonHotel, General Manager at The Stafford London, responded to this review

Dear mwherlihy Thank you for your lovely review and invaluable feedback following your recent stay. It was a pleasure spending time with you and I am delighted that you and your family enjoyed your Christmas at The Stafford and we look forward to welcoming you home again next Christmas, if not before! Kind regards Stuart

Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 27 December 2015

Enjoyed this hotel immensely. The staff was very accommodating and the location of the hotel was convenient for shopping and fine dining. Our room was small, but it was a package deal with AA which usually means not the best room at the hotel, but it was fine for us for a long weekend.

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Dear georgianna w Thank you for your kind review and invaluable feedback following your recent stay at The Stafford. I am delighted that you had an enjoyable long weekend with us and hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you home again soon. Kind regards Stuart

Jersey, UK
Reviewed 24 December 2015 via mobile

Have stayed several times over the years and enjoyed the rooms, hospitality, staff, atmosphere. It really does feel like home, and you are made incredibly welcome. The rooms/suites in the mews area are particularly impressive. Just recently I went with some friends to the American Bar at The Stafford for pre dinner drinks. It has great atmosphere and memorabilia in...

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Dear jerseyman1 Thank you for your lovely review and invaluable feedback following your recent visit to The Stafford. We pride ourselves on our discretion with all of our guests. I hope that we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back to your London home very soon. Kind regards Stuart

Stockholm
Reviewed 22 December 2015

Great hotel, great breakfast, beautiful rooms, lovely staff, and great with kids. We travelled with one baby and one four year old child + my in laws and we were all very pleased with this hotel. Good location too.

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Dear PiratSally Thank you for your lovely review following your recent stay at The Stafford. We pride ourselves on being a family friendly hotel and I am delighted that you found us to be just that. Kind regards Stuart

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Staying in St. James's

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St. James's
Perennially fashionable since the days of Henry VIII, the aristocratic “Clubland” of St James's is a premier destination for high end craft and bespoke design. Here you’ll lose count of the Royal Warrants (which indicate that the Royal Family patronizes the establishment) seen in shop front windows, even during a short stroll to bordering Green Park or St James’s Park. With the brightly lit and constantly buzzing junction of Piccadilly Circus at its northeast corner and none of Central London too far away, this is an surprisingly central and accessible part of town, especially given its prosperous demeanor.
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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The Game Bird
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Cuisines: British
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Stafford London is a leading five star hotel in London and defines all that is quintessentially British. Located in the historical neighbourhood of St James's, it is set in a discreet and prestigious location beside the Royal Green Park. Opened as a hotel in 1912 and rich in history since the 1700s, it offers luxurious rooms and dining with an award winning, personalised guest service. The famous American Bar with floor to ceiling memorabilia and 380-year-old wine cellars are a sight to behold. Make sure to ask for a tour of the cellars and the in-house museum; the wine cellars doubled as a bomb shelter during WWII. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Stafford London

Address: 16-18 St. James's Place, London SW1A 1NJ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > London > St. James's
Price Range: €343 - €734 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Stafford London 5*
Number of rooms: 105
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#14 Romantic Hotel in London
#24 Luxury Hotel in London
#25 Family Hotel in London
#52 Business Hotel in London
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“A suite in the Mews is definitely worth booking.”
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“The rooms on high floors probably have more sunlight, so I would ask for a high floor.”
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“I prefer the main house but the mews are just being redone so stay tuned for that!”
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